Wednesday, February 10, 2010

That Old Tree

That Old Tree




Sometime this week it will be decided where the new racecourse for horses will be located. It stands between Södertälje and Haninge. If Haninge gets it it will be built here at Västa. It's going to be a massive race park and it will of course be a big injection for the local economy. I think it is a bad idea as I like this area as it is, but unfortunately it's not up to me to decide. Anyway, this is another look at the old tree. I had to walk through deep snow to get there this time, but it was worth the walk I think. If you have a few hours, sit back and enjoy the slideshow with 206 photos of the old tree taken by me over the last five years.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe serie, arbres + neige cela donnent de tres belles photos, bravo

B SQUARED said...

Neat show. Here's hoping your area doesn't get a racecourse.

Jørgen Carlsen said...

I see racehorses racing at the little road besides the old tree. It must be better for people to use the nature as it is, but not for the economy. Your old tree makes me often look for one here in the area, but such a charming one as yours is not yet found.

brattcat said...

I LOVE this slide show, Steffe!!!

Kate said...

Ah, THE tree! It's beautiful regardless of the season.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful images. Lovely work Steffe.

Lois said...

The slide show is beautiful Steffe! Thanks for sharing it.

Sabrina said...

That's a great photo!

Jarart said...

The slide show is delightful! This beautiful old tree deserves your expert attention. Thank you so much for sharing it. I hope the tree lasts for many, many years to come.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I hope you don't get the race course...this tree is too beautiful!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I watched your Old Tree slideshow, it is especially nice since you have taken all of the pictures from almost exactly the same spot. And you have had some amusing travelers on the pathway, as well. I hope the tree remains uninjured by the proposed construction. It is always sad to lose open space.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Kim said...

I love your photos of this tree, and this slideshow is wonderful! It reminds me of the tree on the cover of the Genesis album, Wind & Wuthering. Of which I happen to have a tattoo. :)

lemon said...

Perfect idea AND photos Steffe!
I like it verrry much.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful!!!!!

Jacob said...

Well, I can't compete with all that snow! Beauty of a shot, Steffe. I'm coming back for the slide show...

Don and Krise said...

I don't think there's a one of us that will get tired of the old tree. The slide show is really an interesting batch of photos too, going through all the seasons. I guess as far as the horse track goes only time will tell. You could chain yourself to the tree in protest.

Steffe said...

Ha, that would make for an interesting photo Don and Krise!

Haninge is known for it's many horse farms Jørgen, and I often meet riders here. But I'm not sure if they all want the race track.